Saudi Border Guards hold international training on law enforcement at sea

Updated 03 May 2018

Saudi Border Guards hold international training on law enforcement at sea

  • Running until Aug. 24, the course aims to develop knowledge and enhance trainees’ maritime security skills

JEDDAH: Eighteen trainees from 17 countries took part in the eighth international training course hosted by Border Guards to dispense advice on enforcing the law at sea.

The course is organized by the Ministry of Interior in cooperation with the International Maritime Organization at the Mohammed bin Naif Academy for Maritime Science and Security Studies in Jeddah.

Running until Aug. 24, the course aims to develop knowledge and enhance trainees’ maritime security skills. 

A Border Guards spokesman said that there was one trainee from Bahrain and 17 from other signatory states to the Jeddah amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct 2017. 

The amendment to the code on tackling maritime piracy in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden covers transnational organized crime and suppressing maritime terrorism.

A workshop will also be held to discuss and approve ways of implementing the Jeddah amendment. 


Saudi military opens first women’s section

Updated 17 min 8 sec ago

Saudi military opens first women’s section

  • The initiative is the first to allow women to climb the ladder towards senior ranks

JEDDAH: Saudi military chief of staff, Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, launched the first military section for women in the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces on Sunday.

The director general of admission and enlistment, Maj. Gen. Imad Al-Aidan, explained the regulations of acceptance, and allocated locations where the female staff will be stationed.

Under the initiative to incorporate more women into the field, previously announced in October 2019, women can now join the military as lance corporals, corporals, sergeants, and staff sergeants in the Royal Saudi Land Forces, Air Force, Saudi Arabian Navy, Air Defense Forces, Strategic Missile Forces and Armed Forces Medical Services.

The initiative is the first to allow women to climb the ladder towards senior ranks.

Former Shoura Council member Haya Al-Muni’I previously told Asharq Al-Awsat that these new laws support women’s rights and capabilities in the Kingdom’s military.

“Naturally, they will enter a new sphere of work. It’s a reflection of a national belief in the equality between women and men,” she said.

The initiative is part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 Program, pushing for the empowerment of women and giving them more leadership positions, and highlighting the significance of their involvement across different fields.